Law And Ethics For Behavior Analysts

Law And Ethics For Behavior Analysts

Law and Ethics For Behavior Analysts will provide a general overview of ethics, a review of the professional ethical guidelines for applied behavior analysts, a review of some of the major ethical issues affecting applied behavior analysts, the laws that govern the field of applied behavior analysts including statutes and regulations, the U.S. Constitution, case law, and Special Education eligibility. We will also provide a brief summary and consider a number of ethical dilemmas at the end of the presentation.

As we progress through this presentation, you will notice that there are two very distinct topics that we are presenting. The first is the issue of ethics. Basically, ethics refers to principles of conduct that guide the behavior of an individual. Ethical guidelines are generally based on what our society deems to be socially and personally acceptable behaviors. Within human services professions such as applied behavior analysis, ethical guidelines are developed out of the self-interests of the profession and the need to protect the interests of those we serve. Ethics may include general and morally-based principles such as fidelity, integrity, and beneficence, as well as, specific guidelines pertaining to competence, privacy, and confidentiality.
The second distinct topic refers to the issue of law. The law is a specific set of rules of conduct prescribed by either federal or state law and that are legally binding and enforceable.

Topic: Law And Ethics For Behavior Analysts

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Your Instructor

Dr. Al Restori
Dr. Al Restori

Dr. Alberto Restori received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside in 1998. After completing his doctoral studies, Dr. Restori worked for the Long Beach Unified School District as a Lead Psychologist overseeing middles schools and alternative placement schools. Dr. Restori is a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP) in California and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Dr. Restori is an Associate Professor and coordinator of the school psychology program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). In addition to his position at CSUN, he is a consultant and Independent Evaluator for numerous school districts including Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). His research interests include Response-to-Intervention (RTI) for children experiencing both academic and behavioral challenges, functional assessment and positive behavior support for children at-risk for behavioral difficulties within the school setting, and risk/protective factors and intervention for youth gang involvement. His teaching interests include assessment and intervention of children at-risk for learning disabilities, assessment and intervention for children with behavioral challenges, and law and ethics for educational psychologists and behavior analysts. Dr. Restori is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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